Sunday, January 3, 2021

Free and Pay-What-You-Want 5e DMs Guild Highlights: Week Ending 1.3.21

It has been a loooooong time since I have done one of these. I want to say thank you to folx that have reached out to me about this series and let me know they enjoyed it. It's back!

Every week, talented creators upload Dungeons and Dragons products to the DMs Guild, pricing them as free or pay-what-you-want in order to reach customers. Dozens of new free and PWYW products are added each week alone. It is a lot to sort through. My hope is that highlighting a few of each week's best supplements will help the designers get the attention they deserve.

You can find previous posts in this series HERE.

Mike's Free Map Collection #11 from Michael LaBossiere

They say you can have too much of a good thing, but I don't think that really applies to battlemaps. LaBossiere blesses us with another free pack; this one is heavy on seaside and forest scenes. 

There are a ton of 5e DM screens out there, but this is one of the best I have seen. One of the things that separates it from others is that it has spots built into the screen to add your players' basic stats for easy tracking. Now why didn't I think of that?

Monster Magazine from Firbolg Factory

This living document collects all of the monster statistics appearing in the Dragon+ online magazine. I have read every issue, but I didn't really remember any of these. Useful and free.

Attack on Peltarch from Brett Sanders

I have been watching this Icelandic crime drama "Trapped" on Amazon Prime. This short adventure/setting supplement set in an icy, isolated FR town has sort of the same vibe. Pro layout, sandbox style, and an exceptional town map. Surprisingly free.

This collection of chilly encounters makes a great companion piece to Attack on Peltarch. Separate map files are included for easy VTT play.

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